Sun Valley, Idaho has been welcoming the film industry since Averell Harriman opened America’s first ski resort in 1936. In 2012, the Sun Valley Film Festival brings the area’s rich cinematic tradition into the 21st century by welcoming cutting-edge independent films, premieres, exciting children’s programming, and previews of the new television and web series. On March 15-18, filmmakers from around the world bring their vision to Sun Valley and you’re invited to watch it come in to focus.
The Family of Woman Film Festival will present five feature length films, both documentaries and dramas, highlighting the condition of women in the countries UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) serves in developing nations and Eastern Europe.
Friday, March 2, 7pm
Saturday, March 3, 3pm & 7pm
Sunday, March 4, 3pm & 7pm
Filmmakers will be present to answer questions after each film.
Tickets are $15 per film, and $60 for all five films.
Tickets may be purchased at Chapter One Bookstore and Iconoclast Books two weeks prior to the festival and will also be available at the box office on performance days.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
To kick off our 75th Winter Season, Sun Valley Resort, Level 1, Monster, Red Bull, Smith, Apple’s Bar & Grill, The Roosevelt Tavern, Whiskey Jacques and the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation present The First Annual SUN VALLEY HARVEST: A GATHERING OF FILM festival, October 22-23, 2010.
A friendly film competition to celebrate the beauty of our mountain and valley, the talent of those who live, ski and ride here and the creativity of local and regional film & video makers. The first annual Sun Valley Harvest Film Festival will showcase local talent – on the hill, winter or summer, as well as behind the camera. Final Film Submission deadline is October 15!
Info about film submission on our website at: http://www.sunvalley.com/harvest/
The First Annual Harvest, A Gathering of Film is set to show Friday and Saturday, October 22-23.
The Harvest will feature EYE TRIP by Level 1, a special appearance by Director and Producer Josh Berman and athletes starring in the film including Wiley Miller, Tom Wallisch and others.
Another first will be the local premiere of Stan Evans’ "Say My Name." Showing up with the Director Producer will be film athletes Grete Eliassen, Winter X-Games gold medalist and featured on the cover of the November issue of "Free Skier" magazine.
The event kicks off Friday, October 22nd starting at 4:30 p.m. at Apple’s Bar & Grill with an open house, autograph session and film entry viewing. Early evening entertainment will be Billing Montana’s own Taylor Brown. Entry fee is $10.
At 7pm, local premieres will be viewed – starting with TGR;s "Light The Wick." At 9:30 pm the party, sponsored by Red Bull, moves on to Whiskey Jacque’s with a showing of Forums "F*** It" with the sounds of the Red Bull guest DJ Miller to make sure that
Post preview welcome party at Whiskey Jacques in Ketchum starts at 9:30pm.
Saturday, October 23rd, the Sun Valley Opera House will host an open house at 2pm and will include film submission viewing, an autograph session and special lawn exhibitions. Tailgate Alaska will be showing their latest movie starting a 4:00pm. "Say My Name" will be shown at 6pm and at 7:30 pm the Awards Ceremony will begin. Level 1′s "Eye Trip" premieres at 8pm. Saturday entry fee is $15.
The festival will conclude with a farewell party at 9:30 pm at The Roosevelt Grille with the sounds of Ethan Tucker and the brews of Alaskan Brewing Company.
Also on Friday through Sunday, October 22-24 check out the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s Ski Swap at the Sagewillow Barn in Elkhorn. Always a hit with the locals, you won’t have too much trouble finding great gear and apparel. Admission is only $1.00 at the door.
Hourly door prize drawings for free Sun Valley resort day passes and tickets to the Sun Valley Harvest, A Gathering of Film.
For more SVSEF Ski Swap info: www.svsef.org
The Sun Valley Spiritual Film Festival is dedicated to the exploration of the journey inward through transformational films, filmmakers and thinkers.
This the festival will feature a Children’s Film Festival, internationally acclaimed films and speakers/panels, and an intercultural dance performance by the Jayanthi Raman Dance Company and more.
Embark on an exploration of the human spirit. Watch films with meaning that are entertaining and thought-provoking. Meet the film-makers who are making a difference. Dedicated to the exploration of the human spirit through the medium of film, our festival aims to educate and empower our audiences and artists to consider new perspectives on life, and ultimately, to help make the world a better place.